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DLF likely to part sell wind business to Bharat Light for Rs 7 billion

According to reports, realty firm DLF is likely to sell a substantial part of its wind energy business to Bharat Light & Power for about Rs. 700 crore. The country’s largest real estate developer DLF may close the deal in the next two weeks. According to sources in the know of the development, DLF is in advanced stages of negotiations with Tejpreet Chopra’s Bharat Light & Power to sell its wind mills in Gujarat and Karnataka. “The deal will be ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu clean energy agency wants permission for subsidies

According to reports, the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), in charge of clean energy development in the State, is seeking permission from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy so that it can on its own sanction subsidies for solar photo-voltaic projects. At present, TEDA sends the application for approval by the ministry. “We are in talks and are expecting a positive reply,” said Sudeep Jain, Chairman and MD of TEDA, at a meeting in Chennai for promoting solar power installation in colleges. The ministry provides a 30% ... Read More »

Solar power system must for all colleges in Tamil Nadu by January 2014

According to reports, with the State mandating six per cent solar purchase obligation (SPO) for all colleges, the Higher Education Department on Thursday kick-started a campaign on the need to install solar power system to fulfil the mandate by January 2014. At a State-level conference attended by vice-chancellors, Regional Directors of Collegiate Education and management and academic representatives of colleges from the Chennai region, Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan said that the recently unveiled Solar Energy Policy 2012 mandated six per ... Read More »

Sops for solar equipment makers likely under Phase II of National Solar Mission

According to reports, among various support measures under phase –II plan of National Solar Mission to expedite the solar power projects in the country, Indian government plans to provide stronger thrust on domestic solar equipment production and is considering incentive package for the manufacturing sector. “Phase I of solar mission had relatively smaller capacity addition targets and bundling scheme and generation based incentive mechanism proved sufficient and successful for proliferation of solar power in India during initial stage of the ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu utility restrained from cutting power to wind mills

According to reports, in a major relief to members of the Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Association (TASMA), the Madras High Court has restrained Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) not to resort to load shedding for those having dedicated feeder lines and wind mills. According to K. Venkatachalam, chief advisor at TASMA, the court Thursday granted an interim injunction restraining TANGEDCO from resorting to load shedding for dedicated feeder consumers having wind energy. The court also restrained TANGEDCO from ... Read More »

Use ‘Green Fund’ to convert telecom towers to solar: Farooq Abdullah

According to reports, batting for Green cause to curtail carbon emission and cut fuel imports at significant levels, Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah, said that if the telecom towers are turned onto solar, India can save enormous amount of diesel fuel. Speaking at the Telecom Leadership Awards 2012, organized by CyberMedia, Abdullah said that this transition has a long way to go. “Telecom industry is transforming. We should realize the amount of diesel spend in every tower. If ... Read More »

SJVN forays into wind power with 47.6 MW farm in Maharashtra

According to reports, buoyed by its success in hydro-power development, power major SJVN is venturing into wind power generation by setting up a 47.6 MW project. Peforming the bhoomi poojan for the project here, SJVN Chairman and Managing Director R P Singh said the company’s upcoming 47.6 MW project will have 56 turbine units of 850 KW each and spread in an area of 51.3 hectare, a company release said here today. The project will have an annual energy generation of ... Read More »

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